What a fantastic weekend was put on to finish the 2016 Sanday Soulkas. From the Friday night quiz and whisky tasting to Saturdays fun team events, Old v Young netball and football followed by the free Island tea before the brilliant Eastie Boys got everyone young and old onto the dance floor.
On Sunday we welcomed Ross Donaldson from Kirkwall. He gave a very interesting talk on The Natwest Island Games - Orkneys' and his own involvment at the games. Then the annual Autumn Fayre organised by The Fayre Fairies saw lots of wonderful things up for sale along with tea and cake.
Pictures from all the 2016 weekend will appear shortly...
But in the meantime thank you very much to everyone who helped in any way possible to make all three weekends the success they were.
Soulka..... the meaning :
A word recorded by Jakob Jakobsen, the Faroese scholar who visited Orkney to collect words over a hundred years ago. It is listed in Gregor Lamb’s book ‘Hid kam intae words’, where the meaning is given as ‘the circle of the horizon as far as can be seen’. We have extended this meaning to include our cultural as well as geographical horizon.
The Soulka Man - created by W McArthur
For the dates and main events so far, for our sixth year of Soulka weekends, please check 2016 SOULKAS in left hand column.